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  Common names: flounder (English), lenguado (Espanol)
Syacium maculiferum (Garmann, 1899)

Clear-spot flounder

Body height 43% of SL; head length 30% of SL; snout with distinct notch before top eye; snout length before top eye > 23% of head length; eyes on left side; front of lower eye before front of upper eye; width between eyes 8% of head length; mouth of moderate length, 43% of head length, ends under mid-eye; jaws on blind side not arched;  fixed teeth in 2 rows in upper jaw, 1 row lower jaw; 10 short, fat, serrated lower gill rakers; dorsal rays 85; 68 anal rays; base of eye side pelvic on midline of body; tail base narrow (width ~ 30% of SL); urinary papilla on blind side, immediately behind anus; lateral line not extending onto head, starts at corner of operculum, relatively straight; 54 lateral line scales; scales very rough in eye-side, smooth an blind side.

Eye side grey-brown, with diffuse white blotches, fins paler than body; blind side yellow-white.

Size: 24 cm.

Habitat: sand bottoms.

Depth: 50-120 m.

Cocos Island.


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